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Buck Up!

The deer rut season is here, and in full swing. I visited a local nature area to see if I could find some activity. To say the least, I was not disappointed!

I think the final count was six bucks, and lost track of the number of does. Not a lot of serious competition going on, but got to enjoy some antlers rattling trees and many sideways looks between bucks.

This proud guy had no issues having his photo taken. Yes, he really was close! He was enjoying the leaves quite a bit.

#rut #deerrut #Deer #Buck #animals #mammals #hqspanimals #BTPAnimalPRO+BTP Animal Pro . owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Jack Stepanyan
+WBTPA's FEATURED MAMMAL PHOTOGRAPHY by +Rinus Bakker
#photooftheday #Canon #CanonPhotography

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Red Panda Shadows

A few weeks ago, the local camera store had a demo day at the Sacramento Zoo. For sure one of my favs from the day.

I'm not sure I have ever seen the red panda as active as it was that morning. Still very challenging to get a clean shot, as they tend to stay in the shadows.

#RedPanda #Firefox #NotRelatedToGiantPandas #Wildlife #wildlifephotography #Sacramento #SacramentoZoo #MikesCamera #Mammals #hqspanimals #BTPAnimalPRO+BTP Animal Pro . owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Jack Stepanyan +WBTPA's FEATURED MAMMAL PHOTOGRAPHY by +Rinus Bakker
#Canon #CanonPhotography #PhotoOfTheDay
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Why Did The Grizzly Cross the Road?

Strictly for the shock and awe factor!

This grizzly was maybe 15 feet from me as I was sitting in my car watching it come down the hill and cross the road. It passed directly behind my car to go down the hill on the other side. We spent the next 20 or so minutes watching it and getting photos as it enjoyed the wildflowers and some rain.

My first wild grizzly encounter.. and it was AWESOME!!!

This was as we were leaving Yellowstone, passing through Grand Tetons heading to Colorado.

#GrandTetons #GrizzlyBear #Bears #wildlife #wildlifephotography #Canon #CanonPhotography #hqspanimals #mammals #BTPAnimalPRO+BTP Animal Pro . owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Jack Stepanyan +WBTPA's FEATURED MAMMAL PHOTOGRAPHY by +Rinus Bakker #photooftheday
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Happy National Bison Day!

Thanks to the Oakland Zoo for the heads up about this special day!

This is from my first visit to Antelope Island in Salt Lake City in 2015. They can be so big, they have their own climate zone!
Repost from back then.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Bison_Day

#antelopeisland #bison #nationalbisonday #wildlife #wildlifephotography
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Looking Towards the Weekend!

It's almost here... busy one, but at least I'll get to go shooting at least once.

From a recent visit to the Sacramento Zoo. This is a Wolf's guenon and proud pappa. Momma still had a cling-on baby, but I didn't manage to get any decent shots of them.

#WolfsGuenon #MonkeyMonday +Monkey Monday #hqspanimals +WBTPA's FEATURED MAMMAL PHOTOGRAPHY by +Rinus Bakker #BTPAnimalPRO+BTP Animal Pro . owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Jack Stepanyan #mammal
#Canon #CanonPhotographers
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Kitten Dreams

Had a fun time over the weekend at the +Sacramento Zoo with a +Mike's Camera Inc demo day. I didn't demo any gear, but had some good conversations with a couple reps. As usual, lots of photos taken... now trying to find time to do something with them.. lol

To say the least, I love the big cats. Technically, a snow leopard isn't a big cat. They don't roar. But they qualify for me as one of the truly cool cats around.

#wildlifeWednesday #SnowLeopard #Bigcats #animals #mammals #Sacramento #SacramentoZoo #MikesCamera #hqspanimals #BTPAnimalPRO+BTP Animal Pro . owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Jack Stepanyan
+WBTPA's FEATURED MAMMAL PHOTOGRAPHY by +Rinus Bakker
#Canon #CanonPhotography
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Going Batty!

From early in the local bat season. The local wetlands has a colony of free tailed Mexican bats with somewhere around 250K bats. The evening flyout can be more than a bit impressive! On this particular evening, there was a peregrine falcon using the fly out as a feeding opportunity. In the time I was watching, it took down four bats for dinner. You can see it in the upper right corner watching for the right moment to attack.

#Bats #YoloBypass #hqspanimals #wildlife #wildlifephotography +WBTPA's FEATURED MAMMAL PHOTOGRAPHY by +Rinus Bakker #BTPAnimalPRO+BTP Animal Pro . owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Jack Stepanyan #Canon #CanonPhotography
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Happy World Animal Day!

Animals of all types need our help. There are many, many groups working to help animals, from trying to be sure they are properly cared for to working to prevent their extinction.

Support a group that focuses on an aspect of animals you care about, and help make a difference.

Taken recently at the #SacramentoZoo

#WorldAnimalDay #October4 #wildlife #wildlifephotography #animals #lions #mammals #hqspanimals #BTPAnimalPRO+BTP Animal Pro . owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Jack Stepanyan
+WBTPA's FEATURED MAMMAL PHOTOGRAPHY by +Rinus Bakker
#Canon #CanonPhotography

https://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/news/view/happy-world-animal-day-2017
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Not So Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

The elk rut is on and was in full swing at recently at the Point Reyes National Seashore. This is one of the many younger bulls that was working hard to attract some females. His bugling was coming along, but he didn't have what it took to carve any cows away from the harem he was trying to poach.

This is when sound effects are needed. +Sandy Vetter​ described the sounds in one of IG videos as a donkey on steroids... I was laughing the rest of the day about that, every time a bull bugled.

You can hear them on my IG
https://www.instagram.com/myphotographyadventure/

#TuleElkRut #PointReyesNationalSeashore #TomalesPoint #TuleElk #MyRSS #RSSMonopod #Canon #wildlife #wildlifeWednesday #hqspanimals
+WBTPA's FEATURED MAMMAL PHOTOGRAPHY​ by +Rinus Bakker
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Red Pandas Rule!

Did you know it is International Red Panda Day?
No worries, I just found out too!
https://redpandanetwork.org/get-involved/international-red-panda-day/

I guess there was a reason I had not edited this shot yet. Taken over the summer at the Sacramento Zoo. Almost always a challenge to find a view of these critters, but I happened on a near perfect angle not in the normal viewing area.

Get to know red pandas. As with many species, their numbers are dwindling rapidly. They need our help to survive.

#IRPD2017 #RedPanda #Firefox #Wildlife #wildlifephotography #hqspanimals #BTPAnimalPRO+BTP Animal Pro . owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#Canon #CanonPhotographer
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